OUT NOW: 2000 AD Prog 2081

New Thrill Skip Tracer begins this Prog, as Johnny Alpha finds a new partner with something of a familiar face...

8 months ago

The Fall of Deadworld returns to 2000 AD as brand new series Skip Tracer begins - all in 2000 AD Prog 2081, out now!

Skip Tracer debuts from the James Peaty and Paul Marshall droids - in the 27th Century, in a vast city floating in the depths of space a former soldier has turned tracker-for-hire but is about to find that hunting down his latest quarry is more complicated than merely running...

Meanwhile we wave farewell for the time being both to Sinister Dexter and Strontium Dog, with Kenton Sternhammer finally proving a worthy partner for Johnny Alpha just as his father, Wulf, was all those years ago.

It means more new stories are incoming, so keep your optical sensors peeled next issue for the return of Survival Geeks and Durham Red!

2000 AD Prog 2081 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps!

And don't forget that if you buy an issue of 2000 AD in the first week of its release then postage to locations in the UK is free!

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Cover by Carlos Ezquerra

Judge Dredd » The Chosen One
by Rory McConville (w) Dan Cornwell (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Home to 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

Sinister Dexter » The Gangbusters
by Dan Abnett (w) Steve Yeowell (a) John Charles (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER are the best hitmen money can buy in the city of Downlode. Having been offworld hunting for Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension, they’ve returned home. But whacking Tanenbaum reset the continuum, and no one knows who they are, apart from old friend Billi Octavo. Now, they’ve entered a ‘sky-scrapping’ A.R. simulation in a bid to take out Arvo Blenx...

Skip Tracer » Heavy is the Head
by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Simon Bowland (l)
NEW STORY! The Cube, the twenty-seventh century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable, and an easy refuge for wanted criminals and fugitives. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker-for-hire...

Damned: The Fall of Deadworld
by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
NEW STORY! The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming: riots, storms, food shortages. Creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. Now, Judge Fairfax is in the hands of the enemy, and his young ward Jess has teamed up with a rebel militia fighting the creatures...

Strontium Dog » The Son
by John Wagner (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars, many survivors were warped by the Strontium 90 fallout. These ‘mutants’ became a victimised underclass, and the only job open to them was bounty hunting. One such Search/Destroy agent, or STRONTIUM DOG, is Johnny Alpha. Now, the Doghouse has reopened for business, and Alpha’s been partnered with Kenton Sternhammer, son of his old Viking pal Wulf, on a job on Protoz...